Park probing vandalism at the Sinks
From Staff Reports
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for defacing the masonry and stone walls at the Sinks on Little River Road near the Townsend Y.
Park visitors reported the defacement of natural stone features and masonry stone walls at the Sinks on Jan. 31. Vandals spray-painted pictures and profanity along the walkways, stone walls, and natural rock throughout the area.
“This was not a minor act of tagging by someone with a can of spray paint,” said Chief Ranger Clay Jordan. “The amount of damage maliciously caused to this beautiful setting is disheartening.” As such, Jordan announced that the park is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for this vandalism. Rangers report that the graffiti includes references to “Wolfgang” and “Lumberjack”.
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